Saturday, August 23, 2008

Audrey Hepburn

The most beautiful woman the world has ever known:

I want to see your face
in every kind of light.
In fields of dawn and forests of the night.
And when you stand before the candles
of a cake
Oh let me be the one to hear
the silent wish you make.

What are you doing the rest of your life
north and south and east and west
of your life
I have only one request on your life:
That you spend it all with me.

All the seasons and the times of your days
All the nickles and the dimes of your days
Let the reasons and the rhymes of your days
All begin and end with me.

I want to see your face
in every kind of light
In the fields of dawn
In the forests of the night
And when you stand
before the candles of a cake
Oh let me be the one to hear
the silent wish you make.

Those tomorrows waiting deep in your eyes
In the world of love
that you keep in your eyes
I'll awaken what's asleep in your eyes
It may take a kiss or two.

Through all of my life
Summer, winter, spring and fall of your life
All I ever will recall of your life
is all of my life with you.

the One with the Riding Lawn Mower

Here's the one about the riding lawn mower.
(I love mowing the grass.  It is my favorite chore.)

I go out in the morning all ready to mow the lawn
and get it done before it gets too hot and before
I take a shower.  So I get on my mower after I scooted the
cat off the seat.  I start my mower and drive between two
vehicles where it is parked under the carport.  I head on
out onto the lawn and put the mower in gear.  Then I 
decide to go straight to the far end of the yard and make
a path around the perimeter first.  When I got to the end
of my driveway I decided to mow the ditch by house.  So
down the road I go.  It is a county road.  I do this all the
time so I'm not concerned about any problems.  I always
look both ways to make sure there are no cars coming.  I
can see three-quarters of a mile one way and one-quarter of
a mile the other.  No cars.  I get to the end of the distance
I want to mow in the ditch and turn my mower around in 
the road.  Oh my gosh!  It dies.  I am in the middle of the
oncoming lane!  Down a hill from traffic!  which no one 
could see before they came to me.  I panic for an instant and
my heart is racing.  I jump off the mower and go to the rear
of it where you pull out a lever that puts it in neutral gear
so you can push it.  I push it backwards on to the grass
in the ditch which if a car flies over the hill (and they do!)
would still be dangerous.  I can't leave it there and there
is no one at home to help me.  So I got back on it and
try to start it.  It won't start.  So I try one more time
and it starts.  I put it into gear again and head toward
my yard and just barely make it into the yard off the
road when it dies again.  Out of gas and it will not start
again.  I am so thankful that I got it out of the road.
I certainly did not want to make someone have an
accident or be on the mower when one happened.  What
a relief!  

Here is the hill where I drove the lawn mower down.
It is one long hill and our driveway and yard are at the
top of it.  There are several hills on this road and cars
come sailing by.  The speed limit is 45 mph but they
drive 60 mph or more sometimes.

I am taking this picture from where I was when the lawn
mower died.  This doesn't look like downhill much in this
picture but just after that mailbox it drops off quickly down
another hill. (You can enlarge the picture and it looks more
dramatic.)  We have had people collide in the middle of
the night on this hill because they don't stay on their side
of the road.  Hopefully, I have learned my lesson to always
check the gas tank before mowing.